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day six of this deep freeze. let's get latest from meteorologist cecily tynan joining us from the "action news" big board tonight. happy new year cecily. >> you too monica and rick. and today's high only 20 degrees, that's 21 degrees below normal. making this the third coldest new year's day on record. the coldest was 16 way back in 1918 and as we were ringing in the new year at midnight it was 11 degrees. that wind chill 1 degree below zero. our morning low 6 degrees. that's only 2 degrees above our record low for this date. the wind chill at the time at five below and today again the high only 20. the highest wind chill in philadelphia, though, 8 degrees and we are not alone. if you look at the wind chill map across the nation, there is a broad area of arctic high pressure across the midwest. so, what this means is that it feels below freezing as far south as jacksonville, even dallas the wind chill currently 22. the wind chill in bismarck, north dakota 15 degrees below zero and future tracker showing tomorrow morning as a
lot of people head back to work, a lot of kids heading back to school, the wind chill will make it feel like 2 degrees below zero in philadelphia, it stays cold on wednesday. but it eases. everything's relative. wind chill wednesday morning 11 degrees. but then i'm tracking a nor'easter developing on thursday. a big question where does it track and that has a big impact on how much snow we would see. i'll have details on that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. rick. >> all right, cecily we'll check back in later. thank you. chopper6 flew over the 2018 mummers parade as the performers marched from philadelphia city hall down broad street. but it appears the frigid forecast kept some of the fans away. there were sparse crowds along the parade route today and those who did show up were bundled up tight. "action news" reporter bob brooks has reaction from the spectators who did brave the cold on this new year's day 2018 and he joins us live in center city tonight. hey, bob. >> reporter: hey, rick. well, i'll tell you what, it was definitely cold out here
but nonetheless, some people came out and braved that cold and i'll tell you what, everyone involved with the parade stepped up big time. they didn't let the cold impact them really at all. take a look behind me. it's over now. the unique mummers parade has finished up. street sweepers are out here. everyone had a ton of fun down here. let's take a look and listen. >> ♪ >> reporter: hey, it might have been cold, maybe even tough to play their routines today but you couldn't tell. >> ♪ >> reporter: despite the freezing cold weather the string bands didn't disappoint one bit. how is it playing in the cold out here? >> doesn't bother us at all. we keep going and going and have fun. >> reporter: so fun to be out here, right. >> kidding me? wouldn't be new year's day without the parade. >> reporter: as for the comics, fancies they entertained as always from the young and old everyone seemed to embrace the cold of the 2018 mummers parade. how are you keeping warm. >> hand warmers, layers,
everything. been in the van a couple times. he's doing okay. >> reporter: certainly can't forget the loyal spectators. though bleachers were a little empty at time. paul fricker would never miss the parade. >> i've been coming every year since i was five years old. >> reporter: some simply bundled up for the cold weather they even had heated jackets. what do you plug it in. >> no, it's got a battery pack back here. >> reporter: let me see that. pull it off. [laughter] >> reporter: some danced to stay warm. by all accounts it was another great parade and even though the string bands had to march and play quite a few blocks there was no plan to finish early. how long do you think you'll march for. >> we're supposed to go to washington avenue, so. >> reporter: you're going to give it a whirl. >> we'll give it a whirl. >> happy new year! >> reporter: certainly a happy new year. you can see they were having fun and now the cleanup job is under way, the street sweepers out here sweeping it up.
now, right now the fancy brigade finale that's happening right now at the convention center and now me and rick, my photographer, we've also had enough of the cold out here. we're going to hop in the "action news" van and start warming up. reporting live in center city, bob brooks channel6 "action news." monica. >> absolutely you deserve it. thank you bob. mummers had to contend with their instruments freezing up. biggest corners is the saxophone. the player's cold breath and moisture. john rawlins will have more on that part of the story coming up tonight at 6 o'clock. >> dozens of people in northeast philadelphia had to sleep in their freezing cold apartments last night after their building lost power. officials say a problem with an underground transformer knocked out the electricity to the apartments at victoria woods. residents say they grabbed their heaviest blankets and tried their best to stay warm. >> it got colder and colder as the night progressed but we
had comforters and her jacket and my jacket and everything so we roughed it out. >> a septa bus was brought in to serve as a temporary warming station. most residents are staying with friends and family until power can be restored. our coverage of this cold weather continues on 6abc.com. check out the hourly and seven-day forecast as you prepare for the frigid temperatures. we also have tips to help you through this cold snap. >> right now firefighters are battling a house fire in montgomery county. chopper6 over the scene a short time ago as smoke poured from that house in abington. the flames broke out about 4:00 p.m. in the 2200 block of pleasant avenue and we're working right now to find out if anyone was hurt. >> ♪ we have new information tonight about a deadly plane crash in costa rica. "action news" has learned five of the 12 people killed do have a connection to the delaware valley. one was a university of pennsylvania student. "action news" reporter trish hartman live in the satellite center with the sad details.
trish. >> reporter: mon, today so far the university of pennsylvania has not released a statement confirming the student's status but a student group for the class of 2021 has made a statement saying he was a wonderful person after his plane went down with his family on new year's eve. officials say the single engine turbo prop went down in northwest costa rica on sunday killing all 12 people on board. two crew members from costa rica and 10 american passengers. names of the victims have not been released but we are learning that both families on board have ties to our area. according to a facebook post by the family synagogue the steinberg family from new york was on the plane, bruce and irene and their three sons, zachary, william and matthew. william was a student at the university of pennsylvania according to a facebook group for the class of 2021. part of a post published today reads "we are very shocked and saddened to hear about the death of william steinberg and his family. we still cannot believe that
they died so unexpectedly ." the other family on board the plane is the wise family concerned to the associated press by the family's rabbi in saint peter's burst florida. he says hannah wise died in the crash along with her parents mitchell and leslie and her brother ari. property records show the wise family lived in the philadelphia area until 2004 with properties listed in plymouth meeting lafayette hill and norristown. now heavy winds were reported earlier sunday but officials are still investigating exactly what caused that plane to crash. reporting live in the sat center, trish hartman channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you, trish. a 16-year-old young man is accused of killing four people in monmouth county, new jersey. police say the teen shot his own parents, his 18-year-old sister and a family friend in long branch. the alleged shooter's name is not being released because of his age. investigators will explain -- try to explain where he got the weapon used in those crimes coming up tonight at 5:30. >> well, the new year brings a major policy change for the
u.s. military. starting today, the pentagon will begin accepting transgender applicants. the department of defense is now taking steps to allow transgender recruits to enlist. the trump administration had previously announced a ban on transgender military service but several federal judges said the president could not enforce the ban. >> the president is headed back to the nation's capitol tonight after he spent the holidays in florida. he kicked off the new year with one final round of golf today but he also attacked the pakistani government on twitter saying the u.s. has foolishly given that country in his words "more than $33 billion in aid and they have given us nothing he says but lies and deceit in return." still not clear why he decided to comment on that issue today. >> much more still ahead on "action news" tonight. she was born as the ball dropped. meet the baby girl delivered in south jersey just as the clock struck midnight. >> plus, it's the day a high school band from bucks county has been waiting for. we'll show you their moment in the national spotlight when
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and you saw it right here on 6abc. they are one of only 14 bands from across the country selected to participate from a group of more than 400 applicants. the pennsbury band worked for more than a year and a half to raise enough money for the trip. they look great. >> they do. fantastic. health check tonight as millions of folks celebrated the new year some new babies also came into the world. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joins us with details about some local families welcoming their newborns right as the ball dropped. ali. >> hi, guys and i love doing this story. first off, this is baby declan who came into the world 54 seconds after midnight. he was born at virtua voorhees. just six seconds after him, a baby girl was born, also in south jersey. and her mother tells me it was magical. >> i'm a new year's baby. >> little alea love lewis came into the world just shortly after midnight. 12:01 new year's day at cooper university hospital.
>> i like pushed like the last 30 seconds and the ball dropped and everybody screaming happy new year's and then it was like happy birthday and the fireworks start ted going off outside in the window. it was like amazing. >> she's 5 pounds 10 ounces and 18 and a half inches. mom jasmine walker says she was due last thursday but didn't go into labor until sunday while watching the eagles game in her favorite sweater. >> i don't think she liked that game at all. >> little alea joins big sister six-year-old naya. >> na -- neha has face timed her. >> beautiful hair. >> after all the excitement alea has been resting her mom feeling grateful. her middle name love, is the same as her niece who died in a car crash in 2014. jasmine recently lost her
grandmother aren't she says the new year baby is bringing the family some much needed joy. >> i'm just thankful and happy that she's just here and she's healthy. >> beautiful baby. and one more baby picture to share. this is baby levi with his mom here. he was born at 12:40 a.m. at abington memorial hospital. 8 pounds, 6 ounces. congratulations to all the families. happy new year and happy birthday to the babies. rick and monica. >> very sweet. >> great stories. thank you ali. >> the state of california today became the largest state in the union to allow recreational marijuana sales. as long as are you at least 21 years old, you can now buy pot in california without a medical card. you can also possess up to an ounce of it and grow six plants at your own home. voters approved the recreational marijuana measure during the 2016 election. some stores were even preapproved to open their doors at 6 o'clock this morning. >> the big difference is people that didn't feel the need to get a doctor's
recommendation but still want to use this amazing plant, this cannabis is being grown clean, it's being lab tested, it's being regulated and so i believe that they're going to have a superior product. >> so far more than 42 retailers have been licensed to sell recreational pot in california. >> two major lottery jackpots keep on climbing. the combined total for the powerball and mega millions now stands at an impressive $783 million. 343 million bucks are up for grabs in the next mega millions drawing tomorrow night and the next powerball drawing is wednesday. powerball players will have a chance to snag $440 million. good luck. >> that's a lot of pocket change. >> yes, it is. >> still to come on "action news" more than a thousand folks had a rough start to 2018. details on a fire that tore through an entire parking garage destroying all the cars. we'll be right back. >> ♪ el: broke, homeless,
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>> talk about a rough way to begin 2018. an estimated 1400 people discovered their cars were destroyed in a parking garage fire in liverpool, england. fortunately no injuries but authorities have opened an emergency shelter for many folks who could not go home because their cars were torched. investigators are still trying
to figure out what caused it. now that the ball has dropped, the massive cleanup begins in times square, new york. early this morning, a crew of 300 workers swooped in to remove the mess created by the crowds. almost a million revelers packed into the famous intersection. they left an estimated 50 tons of trash party hats food and of course confetti. 3,000 pounds of it as the ball dropped at midnight. new york's sanitation department says the entire cleanup process will only take 16 hours. >> hm. >> bitter cold did not stop a 30 year new year's day tradition in middletown delaware county. residents there organized what they call a hummers day parade. the idea is to spoof events of the year past. some floats took hits as president trump and new jersey governor chris christie. while others predict a super bowl win for the eagles. why not? meantime some runners committing to a healthy 2018 laced up for a 5k in montgomery county this morning. the commitment day run was hosted by lifetime athletics
in fort washington. the run kicks offer the gym's fitness events in january including yoga and cycling classes. the goal is to help people stay motivated to reach their goals. studies have showed only about eight persons of americans keep their new year's resolutions. >> got to love that. the kimmel center hosted a new year's day celebration as always for families. children enjoyed games and a hot chocolate bar. everyone stayed warm watching the mummers through the glass windows as they strutted along broad street. this is the 13th year the kimmel has organized this event. >> good way to watch the parade. >> oh, definitely. >> much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. another check of that forecast for you. >> looking live outside right now sky6 is showing you a beut picture of the moon. this is technically a supermoon. meaning the proximity is all important. meteorologist cecily tynan will have the exclusive accuweather five day and more details of that supermoon when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
>> time for a closer look at that accuweather forecast on this new year's day. >> meteorologist cecily tynan here to tell us all about it. happy new year. >> happy new year to you. this week it gets even colder. >> oh, wait. >> happy new year. >> happy new year. >> sorry we asked. >> let's head over to the "action news" weather center. i want to share this beautiful
image that bruce posted on my facebook page from beach haven, the first sun society of 2018 and a lot of bay as you can see there is frozen with the cold start to the year and it's getting even colder later this week. so, the accuweather highlights show you that tonight, tomorrow, the next day it stays cold below freezing but not quite as harsh. temperatures will climb somewhat. but then on thursday, i'm tracking the potential for a nor'easter that could bring significant accumulating snow if it tracks close enough to the coast. behind that system record cold will be moving in for the weekend. not records right now but still cold enough. philadelphia currently 18 degrees, our high only 20. the third coldest new year's day on record. allentown currently 16. trenton 17. and cape may right now 20 degrees. but of course you factor in the winds. the wind chill, the way it feels on your body really across-the-board in the single digits. the wind chill in the poconos currently 5 degrees below
zero. satellite and radar showing clear skies today. a few high clouds are trying to move in from north and west. and you can see how they just fall apart with all the dry air in place and that means we've got clear skies tonight for the first supermoon of the year, first of the month. we actually have another one january 31st. it will be bright, it will be bigger than most moons and with the snow cover on the ground, a lot of that moonlight will be reflected so it's going to be a bright night. 11 in philadelphia right now, cape may 16, allentown six, wilmington nine but with what bit avenue breeze wind chills will be dropping down to zero and 5 degrees below zero. so, again not quite as bad as last night. so, future tracker showing 7 o'clock tomorrow morning when a lot of kids are heading to the bus stop to return to school, a lot of people heading to work wind chills will make it feel like one below in philadelphia, sick below -- six below in reading, 4 degrees below zero in allentown. as we head for lunchtime wind chills generally in the single digits and then by the afternoon wind chills in a lot of areas will be climbing up
into the teens. so, everything's relative. not quite as harsh as did. so, the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow lots of sunshine. it will be breezy, it will be cool. the high only 26 degrees. today's high 20. so, you think temperatures are starting to climb somewhat. on wednesday, partly sunny. the warmest day of the week but still remaining below freezing, only 31 degrees. clouds will increase late on wednesday. and again, thursday have that as an accuweather highlight alert day. the potential for a nor'easter if it tracks close enough to the coast could be accumulating snow. could be significant. if it's a little bit farther away, could just brush the coast. i'll keep you posted as the track becomes a lot more apparent. 27 degrees the high. and then behind that system look at the temperatures friday and saturday, even colder than today. the high only 16 on friday. saturday 15 degrees. wind chills both days remaining below zero all day long and you look at the overnight low, five and four, the record lows are 4 degrees
for those days so we're,ing at the potential for record cold. will we warm up by the end of the weekend and next week? i'll have that answer coming up in the seven-day forecast. i think a lot of people are hoping we'll warm up. eventually. >> counting down to spring already. >> exactly. what's the temperature in miami right about now. >> a lot nicer than here. >> thanks cecily. much more still ahead in our next half hour of "action news." a teen is in custody tonight after police say he shot three family members and a family friend while celebrating new year's eve at the jersey shore. >> the miss america organization has a new leader tonight. find out who is taking over after an embarrassing e-mail scandal. >> this new year we're helping you detox from all those apps like facebook and instagram that can suck up hours of time. >> we'll show you how. those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. a grisly murder at the jersey shore. a teenager is in custody for the deaths of his mother, father, sister and a family friend. plus, the miss america
organization has a new leader tonight. find out which former winner will take the helm in the wake of an embarrassing e-mail scandal. the bachelor is tonight. ari's turn to find love after the heartbreaking experience when emily turned him down. >> the very frigid start to the new year. >> it was in the teens today. that did not stop folks from being partly outdoors today. >> that's right. folks bundled up for the mummers parade down broad street. the stands were packed with people wearing all their winter gear with their faces just peeking out. others decided to keep warm by exercising outdoors. we spotted a group running through fairmount park today. others just enjoying a leisurely stroll while making sure they were dressed in layers. meteorologist cecily tynan join us now with that accuweather forecast. any relief in sight. >> by next week it's going to be a little bit better with temperatures above freezing. until then, though, we stay in the deep freeze and this morning what a way to start 2018. reading dropped down to 0 degrees. these are air temperatures,
not wind chills. trenton three, philadelphia six, that's only 2 degrees shy of our record low of four. wilmington five. the atlantic city airport reporting a low of 4 degrees and temperatures today only made it up to 20 degrees. our third coldest new year's day on record. currently it's 18 degrees in philadelphia, at new york city it's the same, pittsburgh a little bit colder, nine. you factor in the winds, the wind chill remains in the single digits. feels like five in philadelphia, feels like four in new york city, pittsburgh that wind chill is 5 degrees below zero. so, satellite and radar showing what's going on. we've got a very broad area of arctic high pressure, it's over the midwest and this is what is keeping us in the deep freeze and actually that cold air extending all the way down to northern florida and texas, but the freeze will ease somewhat as we head through the next two days. so, the bus stop forecast tomorrow a lot of kids heading back to school after a long vacation. it will be sunny. it will be breezy. the air temperature in the suburbs 8 degrees. philadelphia about 13 but that
wind chill zero to 5 degrees below zero, so you definitely do have to cover up and dress in layers. i'll talk about the potential of a nor'easter later this week and then near record cold even colder coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> all right, thank you, cecily. as we mentioned the cold is not keeping some folks indoors. bill and mary montgomery of center city braved the elements with their little one and enjoyed a nice walk along kelly drive. they say it was a great day to enjoy nature and the sun despite the cold. >> it's really cold. but my clothes weigh more than i do so we're just walking taking a nice walk in center city today. beautiful. there's nobody around. we're the only people basically who are here. >> bill by the way is training to climb mount kilimanjaro in a couple weeks. he says at the bottom it's in the 80's but at the top of the mountain it could be zero. no doubt our weather is helping him get prepared for the chill at the top. and our coverage of the cold weather continues for you on 6abc.com. check out the hourly and seven-day forecast as you
prepare for the frigid temperatures. we also have tips to help you through this cold snap including ways to save on your heating bill. >> in other news tonight, a 16-year-old boy is accused of gunning down his parents, sister and a family friend at the jersey shore. abc's aaron has more. >> reporter: a new year's eve tragedy in long branch new jersey where a 16-year-old male is believed tonsil for shooting his parents and older sister an family friend. >> 63 wife wall street. 635 wall street cross with oakland and long branch. >> reporter: that young man is now in police custody. >> i've heard reports about this being terrorist connected. we would like to disavow that notion. we're investigating this strictly as a domestic incident that occurred within the confines of this home. >> reporter: steven and linda kologi their 18-year-old
daughter brittany and a family friend. the 16-year-old faces four counts of murder. that weapon according to police a semi automatic rifle. >> the weapon was legally owned and registered to a family member. >> reporter: police responded to a 911 call from within the home and discovered the quadruple murder. the young man police say was the shooter was not previously known to them. he was arrested without incident. his grandfather and brother were not targeted. they left the home unharmed. a motive for the crime was not disclosed. abc news, new york. >> investigators are not released the cause of a new year's eve fire that injured a man in millville cumberland county. firefighters were called to the 1700 block of east broad street just after 8:30. a man was trapped inside but everyone else made it out. he was taken to the hospital. we do not know his condition tonight. two dogs were also inside the house. one made it out on its own. the other rescued by firefighters. both pets are okay. well, a dragon caused a traffic backup on i-95 in
philadelphia's port richmond section. a large piece of a dragon float fell off of the back of a pickup truck traveling south on 95 at about 10 o'clock last night. the dragon was no match for the highway. it shattered into pieces near the aramingo avenue exit. no word on whether it was supposed to be part of the mummers day parade or if it was heading to another event. new year's eve traffic was backed up while the mess was cleaned up. >> the miss america organization has a new leader tonight. former news anchor gretchen carlson has been appointed chair of the organization just one month after it was rocked by an e-mail scandal. carlson who was miss america in 1989 is the first alumnus to head the board in its nearly 100 year history. she tweeted that she's "honored to move this iconic program forward with so many amazing volunteers." >> and there's much more still ahead on "action news" tonight. we'll tell you about a group that's encouraging men to get out and run. >> plus, ducis rodgers and ron jaworski break down the eagles game against the cowboys that resulted in a loss at the linc.
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sheriff's deputy dead and six people injured. the suspect is identified as 37-year-old matthew real an iraqi war veteran. police were called to his apartment complex outside of denver early yesterday morning for a disturbance call. they and found him barricaded in his room. they say he began shooting firing more than a hundred rounds and wounding or forcing wounded deputies to crawl for safety. real imself was killed 90 minutes later when a tactical team center the apartment. zachary parish was killed. the other officers are in stable condition. new york mayor bill deblasio sworn in for a second term. the mayor was sworn in by former presidential contender bernie sanders. he praised deblasio for taking the city in a different direction from washington leaders who he say are "pandering to billionaires while new york city is looking out for working families".
former vice president joe biden presided over boston mayor marty walsh's swearing in ceremony. biden says the country needs people like mayor walsh against the "ugly divisiveness spewing out of washington." the mayor says he'll prioritize elements that strengthen the middle class like strong schools good jobs and affordable housing. >> turning now to sports and the eagles didn't necessarily end 2017 with a bang. >> the team was shut out by the cowboys. six-zero as you saw. ducis rodgers and ron jaworski break down their bad day. >> ♪ >> jaws, it wasn't really pretty yesterday. we know that. but the eagles 13 and three a very good year. they still have the number one seed. now as we move toward the playoffs, what does this team need to do? >> well, first of all, we have to have amnesia and forget what happened. 13 and three is a great record. now, the finish wasn't strong but now we need to be pioneers and look to the future.
win two playoff games go to minneapolis and win the super bowl. three wins away from a world championship. we have to be positive and the one thing with nick foles starting to get a bigger sam sam bradford sam -- sampling of nick. you must play mistake free. he must be judicious where he throws the football. he made mistakes against the dallas cowboys. the one thing i've noticed about nick, when he has to move off his spot like he does here, he gets himself in trouble. if he's in the pocket, and he's got a good clean pocket, he delivers the ball with good mechanics, he can be outstanding. there's a little pressure to his left right here. it forced him to move. he throws off balance and it's a cold day, it's not a good day to throw. but a bad decision. you'll see it right here as alshon jeffery goes up the side line. that's not enough space to throw the football. you get in the playoffs, you cannot make those mistakes. mistake free football.
wins especially in the playoffs. >> on offense though you have 10 other guys. there's 11 guys on offense. what about his teammates? you. >> always believe in the playoffs you got to start fast especially when you're at home. get those folks at lincoln financial auld riled up about their team and against the cowboys he didn't get much help. early game, got a couple completions got it going. now you get yourself in the third and seven, your players have to help you, your teammates got to come to the party here. you got torrey smith on a little under route a, just dropped it. this was a first down and maybe even a touchdown if he catches the football. so now again, spinning it forward to the playoffs, these are the plays you must make. you must help your quarterback right there. that ball is right on the belt buckle of torrey smith. he has to make that catch. no spinning it. playoff time got to make that catch and then you got to get the yac, yards after catch. i'm ready for the playoffs. we'll get those behind us. we're going to be pioneers not historians. >> they have the bye week and
that's great. they didn't play many of the starters yesterday. they've got the bye week. is there any concern about rust before they play that game on january 13th? >> i think that's always a concern especially when so many guys did not play many minutes against the dallas cowboys. so, they're literally going to have a couple weeks before they're going to put the pads back on and start practicing, so, yeah, you got to get the reps in practice but i like guys that are fresh that do have some time off. >> let's look at the positives. >> fresh. >> he's jaws. he's always fresh. look at the pinstripes. >> happy new year. >> back to you. >> thanks guys. happy new year. a group of runners hit the pavement this morning. members of black men run made their way through fairmount park despite the chilly temperatures. these men are on a mission to encourage health and wellness. heart disease is the number one cause of death for african-americans. research shows running has a number of health benefits that can also boost your confidence relieve stress and depression. the group is opened to everyone from beginners to advanced runners like me.
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delete that completely. now let's talk e-mails. the big intrusion is from work. do you really need to be on call all the time? >> there is no life work balance any. now it's about like work integration. you tell your boss your co-workers your employee hey from 6:00 to 9:00 i'm going to be with my family. don't e-mail me, don't call me. i'm not going to do the same. >> next, social media. get ruthless. toxic people or friends who post too many political rants, easy, unfriend or at least unfollow. facebook gives you lots of options and the other person never knows they're out of your news feed. also, go through the pages you've liked and make sure you really want all their stuff plastered in front of you. selfie. pushing that. >> comments on instagram got you down. go to settings and filter block or turn off comments entirely. finally, this one's hard. put your phone down. >> you want to cut down on your tech use create tech free
zones. >> create rooms in your house that are tech free events and times where you don't check in. there are even apps to help you with task one called onward and one called moment. they let you know how many times you fire up facebook and then they gently nudge you when you have spent the last hour on instagram. an app called digital detach goes further creating timed blackouts locking you out of all apps except for texting and calling. another alternative is to go for a walk without your phone. it's a start to that healthy separation. one step at a time to find a digital balance. >> good idea. >> all right. meteorologist cecily tynan here and we're going from cold to colder, maybe not the best walking weather. >> and could be some snow in between. >> i'm going to have to tweet that. [laughter] >> a little bit of everything. >> don't do that. >> put the phone down. >> put the phone down. >> let's go live on sky6 taking a look at the rothman ice rink at dillworth park
where a lot of people getting some x-rays, hopeful to put the phone down on this cold new year's day. and megan sent in this photo, great looking photo of cape may point, new jersey, and you can see how it's beginning to really freeze over in the bay thanks to the very cold temperatures. right now the winds also a factor. you step outside, we've got temperatures in the teens but winds still pretty breezy out of the west, 12 miles an hour sustained in philadelphia, six in allentown, nine in trenton and 10 in cape may. so, you factor that in with the temperature, the wind chills currently feels like five in philadelphia, seven in trenton and beach haven and allentown, feels like 6 degrees in wilmington and dover. but at least we got a lot of sunshine today. satellite and radar showing pretty much clear skies earlier today a few high thin clouds trying to move in right now but they're really just falling apart with very dry air at the surface and what's in control of our weather is this broad area of arctic high pressure and that's what's bringing us the deep freeze.
so, tonight, 6 degrees in the suburbs, about 11 degrees for center city. wind chills, though, zero to 5 degrees below zero so very cold but not quite as cold as last night and of course we've got clear skies for the supermoon tonight, it rose at 4:41 so you can see it now. it's 6 percent bigger and 14 percent brighter than a regular full moon and we've got another supermoon at the end of the month on the 31st and past of why it's going to be so brighton night is that we do have that snow cover on the ground reflecting the moonlight. tomorrow bright sunny day, mostly sunny, temperatures will climb a little bit higher than today. 6 degrees higher than today in philadelphia, philadelphia 26, cape may 26. you factor in the breeze, wind chills generally will be in the teens. then on thursday, i'm tracking strong low pressure that will be developing in the northern bahamas. looks like this will be a big storm. the question though where does it track. if this low pressure really hugs the coast, that will
bring us several inches of accumulating snow. some of the computer models are bringing it off further off shore. at this point too early to tell. i'll keep you posted as we get closer. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow a bitter breeze but not quite as cold as today. mostly sunny, 26. on wednesday, partly sunny, 31. thursday is an accuweather alert day with the potential for a nor'easter. the high 27 degrees. no matter what happens on thursday behind that system it gets even colder. friday 16 degrees. saturday 15. you factor in the breeze, wind chills dropping below zero, really staying below zero all day. overnight lows very close to the record low of four. then on sunday, not quite as harsh, still cold, 23 degrees and monday the first time in two weeks temperatures should rise above freezing but that will come with a chance of some snow or a wintry mix. so, a lot happening the first
week of january. i'll keep you posted on that possible nor'easter on thursday as we get closer. >> we're paying the price for those warm days in november. >> we certainly are. >> thank you cecily. get ready bachelor nation the premiere of season 22 is tonight right here on 6abc. and ari is the new bachelor but he isn't new to fans. the race car driver made his prime time debut you'll remember falling for emily maynard on the bachelorette. he made it to the final two but in the end emily's heart wasn't in it and she turned him down at the final moment. well, ari said he was devastated. >> and when i met emily i knew that i had strong feelings for her and then those grew and that was the first time where i knew that i was ready to get married. i wasn't really over her a very long time. >> now he's ready to find love and this time he'll have 29 women vying for roses and his heart. you can watch the bachelor right here on 6abc. don't miss the two hour premiere beginning tonight at
8:00. >> a south jersey man doesn't have to worry about competing on the bachelor. he's already found love and last night he let everybody know he is not letting his girl go. >> i love you, baby. will you marry me. >> of course. [cheers and applause] >> she said yes! >> congratulations chris and jessica. >> the surprise proposal happened just after the clock struck midnight at adelphi's restaurant in deptford new jersey. deejay bob pantano mr. saturday night helped with the big moment there. congratulations to the happy couple. definitely a memorable way to ring in 2018. how nice. >> ♪
wisconsin where these brave souls jumped into lake michigan. the water was about 33 degrees when participants started flashing around. the water might have been frigid but it was nothing compared to the air temperature. it was negative 3 degrees with a wind chill of negative 22. everyone get in the water. >> negative 22. >> wow. >> can't even wrap my head around that. all right, right now jim gardner and the "action news" team are standing by with these stories and more coming up at 6:00. residents in northeast philadelphia dealing with down right frigid temperatures with no heat. ahead, how they are coping and of course the rush to get the power back on. >> also two american families killed in a fiery plane crash in costa rica and both of them have ties to the delaware valley. that story coming up next at 6:00 now for meteorologist adam joseph, cecily tynan, jaime apody, ducis rodgers, monica malpass, the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice evening. good night. >> good night. >> ♪ ,000 in america last year.
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>> ♪ >> meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> monday night, we wish you a very happy new year and the big story on "action news" tonight is the cold a day as a january 1st has a right to be. even the schuylkill river is freezing over. and with the temperature never getting out of the teens and with wind chills a lot lower than that, some folks greeted the new year with a brisk walk. even here. accuweather is greeting 2018 with some snow in the forecast for later in the week. so let's get the accuweather forecast and alert tonight from meteorologist cecily tynan.
cecily, what's the story? >> jim, what a way to start the new year. these were the air temperatures this morning. reading a record low of 0 degrees. trenton three. philadelphia 6 degrees, which is 2 degrees above our record low for the date. wilmington five. the atlantic city airport four. but of course we have the breeze, so wind chills were stuck below zero and our highs struggled to hit 20 degrees today. that's our third coldest new year's day on record. and a full 21 degrees below average. believe it or not there's even colder air waiting in the wings later this week. right now the wind chill makes it feel like seven in philadelphia. and there's a broad area of arctic high pressure and this is bringing wind chills below freezing as far south as jacksonville florida, even dallas the current wind chill is 20 degrees, so we are not alone now future tracker showing as we head through the week, the freeze will ease. by wednesday morning, at 7:30 thein